I finally got around to trying the laziji from Qiu Jin Xiao Chao. It was spicier, saltier, and greasier than I was expecting, and in a good way.
Here's the shuizhuniu from Qiu Jin Xiao Chao. It wasn't the spicy, greasy, salty mixture that I was expecting, but was instead more like a smooth beef soup that I still enjoyed.
OK, I come here a lot. After all, it's cheap, fast, and good. And it is generally healthy, if you don't end up shoveling down multiple bowls of rice with that spicy oil and instead opt for some veggies.
I went back for the suancaiyu today. It was almost twice as expensive as everything else, despite being basically the same size serving.
Here's the huiguorou from Qiu Jun Xiao Chao. It was pretty good with its thin yet greasy strips of pork, all without being too salty. But it was loaded with leeks, which isn't going to make me very popular in the office this afternoon.
This chain from Sichuan has opened up an outlet at Harbourfront Centre (1 Maritime Square #01-45). It was cheaper and more casual than I thought it would be, but nonetheless they offered a wagyu option on their mapo tofu, which sounded interesting enough.